The popular BMW 1 series comes in many flavours with the saloon, hatchback, five-door and convertible models. It’s a premium small family car that not only holds its price but also runs like a dream. The brilliant diesel engines ensure low running costs - the 116i returns 63mpg and, with CO2 emissions of just 119g/km, you’ll only pay £30 a year for your road tax.
Safety-wise, features are strong across the whole range. The low-end 116d ES model comes with anti-lock brakes, driver-passenger-side airbags, traction control and side impact bars. You’ll also get air-conditioning and alloys with the ES models. Upgrade to the 120d SE Dynamic and you’ll benefit from rear parking sensors. Choose a Sport model and you’ll get a multi-function steering wheel. The SE spec has parking sensors and climate control and, if you’re feeling flush, the M Sport models come with a sturdier suspension and super-stylish body-kit.
While it’s not the most spacious car in its class, what it lacks in rear and boot space it makes up for with outstanding performance. It’s a great choice if you love to drive – the refined grip and confident body control make it a pleasure to manoeuvre even on the most demanding roads.
The 1 Series is a good choice for couples or the smaller family coming in both 3 and 5 door versions. A stylish alternative to the VW Golf or the Vauxhall Astra, you might pay a little more but you will get a reliable car that boasts best-in-class fuel economy and green credentials. After all, it’s a BMW.
BMW 1 Series 118d ES in a nutshell...
- Insurance Group: 21
- CO2 Emissions: 119g CO2/km
- Road Fund License: Band C - £30 per year
- Euro NCAP: 5-star
- Top Speed: 130mph
- MPG: 62.8 (average, combined)
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